Atari has announced that they will be making Champions Online free to play starting Q1 2011. Players will be able to purchase Adventure Packs, items, powers and costume pieces inside Cryptic’s C-Store and a $14.99 per month subscription gives Gold members access to most of the game’s content and extra features.
“Transitioning Champions Online to the free-to-play model is a great opportunity to reach a whole new audience of PC gamers that view subscription fees as a barrier to entry,” said John Needham, CEO of Cryptic Studios. “By taking care of our current subscription-based community and welcoming the addition of new players through free-to-play, Champions Online is poised to build upon its success and to establish a new leadership position as the first free-to-play superhero MMO.”
The Champions Online free-to-play closed beta test begins on November 9, 2010. To learn more about Champions Online Free-to-Play, please visit www.champions-online.com/f2p.